From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Parents of the 39 realeased students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, has demanded immediate compensation from the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) to enable them treat the trauma suffered by the students while in kidnappers den.
This was contained a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of the Forum, Malam Abdullahi Usman and Secretary, Mrs Catherine Y. Saleh.
The statement stated that release of the students ignited hopes that they would immediately go through necessary medical check up to ensure their soundness of health, especially to heal them of all terror-inflicted trauma that could negatively affect their normal living.
The statement added that parents of the students had expected the Federal Ministry of Environment and the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) to immediately set a process in motion for such necessary checkup and compensation to assuage all negative effects of terror they and the children severely suffered.
“However, one month (30 days) after the release of the entire students, most of whom have been exhibiting some abnormal psychological behaviours due to lack of proper medical checkup and trauma counselling necessary for their rehabilitation, nothing has been heard from the ministry.”